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We are designed to feel anxiety. Anxiety is protective because it helps us survive by warning us of dangers.

Everyone experiences anxiety, although some of us get so anxious that we wonder if we can handle it. And sometimes our anxiety may be unreliable, giving us false alerts.

Luckily, there are a number of relatively simple, effective, and inexpensive ways to deal with anxiety. ...continue reading

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TIME article on increased rates of teen depression and anxiety

An article in Time Magazine by Susanna Schrobsdorff, Anxiety, Depression, and the American Adolescent, explores the causes of the recent significant increase in teen mental health issues.
http://time.com/magazine/us/4547305/november-7th-2016-vol-188-no-19-u-s/

Schrobsdorff identifies a number of potential causes for the increased rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems ...continue reading

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I wrote this article for friends who have asked for advice or help in preparing for the exams that social workers must pass to become licensed. I’ve described the strategies I used in my own preparation, but I’d also encourage you to gather ideas from others who have taken the exam.

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Neurofeedback is a type of psychotherapy that helps you return your brain to the way it was designed to work. It has been used successfully to help people with a wide variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, serious behavior issues, addictions, sleep issues, epilepsy, PTSD, and brain damage from head injuries.

The "neuro" in neurofeedback refers to nerves and the nervous system because neurofeedback measures the electrical activity of the nerves in your brain. "Feedback" refers to the visual, auditory, or tactile information (in other words, feedback) that a neurofeedback system gives your brain to help it shift its brainwave patterns.

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback applied to the brain itself. It uses the brain’s natural abilities to learn in order to help it function more efficiently. ...continue reading

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